Apparently I’m one of an elite few that this has never happened to…until recently. Whereupon the excellent staffers at the Apple Store on the Plaza totally made things right in mere minutes, before my very eyes no less.
Unfortunately the story doesn’t end there.
Because I apparently inadvertently elected the incorrect option on my back up drive – an Apple Time Machine – setting in motion a complex correction course that even the geniuses at the Apple store took days to unravel. And thank goodness I didn’t take the computer back home and try and do it myself, because if it took the Apple experts three days to fix things, I’ll count the $99 it cost as money well spent.
How long and how many computers have I owned and never faced this apparently not uncommon phenomena? Too many to count. From an Apple IIFX – from the early days of the modern/post hippie Pitch and a Powerbook 170 from my early column writing days at the Star – to today, I’ve been lucky.
Anyway, here’s to me getting back into action, I’ve got lots of stories to tell.